Mike Monikowski is an IT specialist with more than twenty years’ experience in project management, systems analysis, data security, disaster recovery, and software development with additional responsibilities in electric utility grid restoration and circuit mapping. He has long time relationships with local retired racing greyhound rescue organizations volunteering with fostering, training, placement, and fund-raising activities. He’s currently training for a second career in Diesel Technology and in his spare time builds, maintains, and drives racecars
Brace is a mechanical engineer who has worked in the aerospace and fuel cell industries for over 24 years. He is a Principal Engineer at Pratt and Whitney where he leads teams in the design and fabrication of engine test equipment. He has extensive experience in mechanical design, CAD modeling, structural analysis, fluid system analysis, instrumentation, metal fabrication, and safety engineering.
His greatest recreational interest is the design and making of a wide variety of things, both functional and artistic. In his home shop he practices woodworking, blacksmithing, metal working, and hobby electronics. He also enjoys the outdoors, especially at the state and local parks in eastern Connecticut. Brace likes kayaking and camping, having spent his youth in Boy Scouts. He is also an avid motorcycle enthusiast.
Brace is a strong believer in volunteerism, and has participated in FIRST with Hartford Public High School and Engineers Without Borders. He is excited to be part of the IMO initiative.
Brace has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Leanne is a graphic artist and illustrator with a bachelor’s degree in Medical Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Leanne is an expert art director, designer, post-production photo editor, illustrator, and print liaison. She works in a variety of medium from oils, acrylics, digital, electronic publishing, and more.
She shares her talent with the world through Art and a Little Magic.
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